Live With Regis and Kelly
Renaissance woman Kelly Ripa sounds off on former stomping ground All My Children's move to Los Angeles. The Live with Regis and Kelly host recently spoke with AOL Television about Masters of Reception, the upcoming reality show that she and husband Mark Consuelos are producing, when the news that rocked the soap world came up. READ MORE
Speaking of All My Children, are you both sad about the news that the production is moving from New York to Los Angeles?
Kelly: I really am. I'm sad for the actors and the crew in New York, because that show has employed so many actors and camera operators, production guys and sound technicians over the years. And, I just saw [AMC creator] Agnes Nixon's daughter last weekend, and I was thinking about how without her and [AMC], Mark and I wouldn't have met, wouldn't have gotten married, wouldn't have our three kids. We wouldn't be doing the show, or 'Live,' maybe none of the things that are happening with us. This interview wouldn't even be happening, and I think we can all agree that would be a very sad thing.
Forbes just released The Most Influential Women In Media and nine out of the top ten women have a daytime connection. Not surprisingly Oprah ranks No. 1. Diane Sawyer earned the No. 2 spot while Barbara Walters appears at No. 3. Walters' fellow The View co-hosts appear at No. 11. This is what Forbes wrote about The View.
The thing that keeps the show interesting and fresh is all the diverging and often opposing viewpoints. The audience senses this honesty isn't staged, as some of its controversies have even led to former hosts like Rosie O'Donnell or Star Jones leaving the show.
It looks like Cameron Mathison will have to wait a while longer to possibly replace Regis Philbin on Disney's long-running syndicated talker Live With Regis and Kelly. According to the New York Daily News, the man who singlehandedly made me fall in love with New York through a television screen (okay, before Darren Starr and Michael Patrick King) just by talking about his nights on the town, is gonna keep shaking his head at cutie Kelly Ripa's shenanigans through 2011. For more on Mathison's career plans, check out last week's edition of The Suds Report.